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The Role of Biometric Authentication in E-Banking

ISTARI's Pierre Noel Addresses Balancing Security, Convenience
Pierre Noel, managing director, ISTARI

An enterprise risk management strategy must include biometric authentication to address digital transformation challenges, says Pierre Noel, managing director of ISTARI, a consortium of security experts from the financial sector in the EMEA region.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Noel discusses how biometric technologies are helping with proving identity and democratizing the mechanism for e-banking access. He offers insights on:

  • Balancing security and convenience in the digital transformation era;
  • Automation of threat intelligence feeds to detect threats earlier;
  • The Importance of collaboration and information sharing in fighting threats.

As managing director of ISTARI, Noel is a cybersecurity adviser to the financial services industry. He formerly was CSO for Microsoft in Asia. A Belgian citizen who has lived in Asia for the past 22 years, Noel has more than 27 years of international experience in information security and enterprise risk management. He has designed and built complete security and enterprise risk management environments for governments as well as organizations in the finance and transportation sectors and large conglomerates worldwide.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor, Asia & the Middle East, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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